AM I over kill? W/Geil RAM PC4000 1G

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by simon109s, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Recenly I bought a Geil RAM kit set;PC4000 1G(512m x 2) to upgrade my old RAM Twinmos. Thought that it's easy job to do but it's not. In fact, they gave me hell lot of problem. :mad:

    When I upgrade to 1G, I planed to sync the fbs(both on 200Mhz) of the cpu & ram. I didn't aware that changing the fbs & will corrupt the os. :confused:

    After my os crashed, I installed my win2k again. Little realize that the sync fbs will affect the os setup. It'll prompted the error message that hardwares didn't installed properly or "ntlrd is missing".

    It's strange that Geil RAM set itself CAS 2 7-4-4, even I cleared CMOS to default. I set both fbs @ 200mhz but the RAM latency couldn't get it right after many attempted. :(

    Need advise....


    Here is my pc spec;
    CPU: AMD 2200, TB
    multiplier: x11
    FBS: 200
    Bios: uber version
    Core V : 1.7

    ASUS mthbrd: A7N8X-DLX Rev.1.xx

    Memory : Geil PC4000 1G (512 x 2) Ultra version(old ram is 512mx1 Twinmos)
    FBS: 200Mhz
    Latency = 2:4:4:7(strange setting but it's default by the bios)

    HDD: seagate ATA 100 80G

    G.graphic card: leadtek A280 TDH LE, Ti4200
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    1) have you tested the ram with memtest86 to make sure it's good?
    2) what's the "uber" version of the bios?
     
  3. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi dreamliner77,

    I don think I can run the memtest86 cause my windows is corrupted. :( Can it runs on DOS mode? :confused: I'm using uber ver.1007 now. I'm not sure if there is any new uber ver.?
     
  4. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    if you go to www.memtest86.com (.org?) they have a iso that you can burn, it runs as a stand alone OS.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    You have the latest bios for your motherboard.
     
  6. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have ran a simple test to see if the ram is ok. I started my os by just install 1 ram on it. The 2 Geil ran no problem. I believe may be it's my setting not in the correct way althought I have the latest uber bios. I have tried these 2 days on different setting but no luck. :mad:
     
  7. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    i use geil ultra ddr400 on asus a78nx delux board (rev2.**)
    , real nice memory and no probs at all:)
     
  8. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi kc,

    It's nice to hear your Geil rams work well. I still have to trial & error to workout my rams.

    I ran them w/memtest & they pass. I didn't leave it over nite but i think the Geil is ok.
     
  9. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry for the late posting due to i busy reinstalled my os. :p Alright, this time I set my pc runs on 166/333(Not sure if 333 is correct.) and my pc runs on 2400, DDR timing 166.

    Here is my setting;

    cpu fbs= 166
    multiplier= 12.5 x
    system performance= Aggr.
    *cpu interface= Aggr.
    *memory freq.= 100% (166 fbs)
    *memory timing= Aggr.
    *CAS= 2 6-3-3
    Vcore= 1.675
    DDR v= 2.8v
    * tied to the system unless system performance set to 'user defined'.

    I have tried to run 200 but my os failed to initialize after splashed windows. Not sure y. I have increased the Vcore & DDR V but not goal. :(